Compiled by Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt

Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
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50 YEARS AGO (Aug. 26, 1960 Issue) The Loomis Grange honored members of the Penryn 4-H Club by holding an appreciate night at Grange Hall. Gene Nunes purchased all new equipment and opened a garage near the Country Club. Michael L. White, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. White, completed the Army radio relay and carrier operation course at the Southeastern Signal School in Fort Gordon, Ga. Celebrating birthdays were Kathy Cummings, 7, and Mrs. Ola Knowles. Markey and Vivian Rasmussen ran a classified ad thanking customers for buying peaches at their ranch. Lowell L. Sparks was a Superior Court judge. 25 YEARS AGO (Aug. 29, 1985 Issue) Vergie and Gaston Ramsey were honored for 25 years of continuous service in the Loomis Grange. Marie Rasmussen was also made a lifetime honorary member of the Loomis Grange. Phil Green of Penryn shingled the roof of a barn with potatoes for a produce exhibit at the State Fair. Custodians Jim Struble and Tim Lloyd helped prepare Franklin School for the new year. Joe Vargas was doing the same at Loomis School. Among the Del Oro football players preparing for the season were Chad Hafelfinger, Ken McKinny, Brian Williams, Charles Johnson, Matt Parr and John Price. Services were held for Placer County Assessor Frank Chilton 65, a fourth-generation Roseville resident. He was the great-grandson of pioneer Jane Fiddyment Atkinson. Chilton served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Services were held for Hazel G. Bernacel, 56, a native of Arkansas. She lived in Penryn from 1947 until moving to Loomis in 1974. 10 YEARS AGO (Aug. 31, 2000 Issue) Superintendent Gigg Powers and Principal Glenn Lockwood welcomed guests to the ribbon-cutting for the new H. Clarke Powers School. Del Oro sophomore Carlee Mason joined the 28th Annual Best of Broadway, a Sacramento musical theater tradition. Carlee, the daughter of Rick and Peggy Mason of Loomis, started dancing at age 6. Eric Lombardi, owner of Loomis Pizza Factory, supplied pizza for the annual Del Oro football team scrimmage. Paul’s Place Association members served goodies at the evening event. Shane Brammer and Patrick Lombardi helped the PeeWee Jr. Golden Eagle football team beat Yuba City 28-6. The Del Oro cheerleaders won a Superior trophy at the UCA Elite Cheer Camp at UC Davis. The team members were Brandee Winslow, Sarah Tenthorey, Kristi Tapia, Elise Overlock, Jennifer McDonnell, Caitlin Lynch, Amelia Knapp, Petrina Kline, Ashley Jakobsen, Nikki Hewitt, Natassia Craig and Michele Betts.